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Mandarin wēi jī / wei1 ji1
Taiwan wei chi
Japanese kiki / きき
Chinese crisis; CL:個|个[ge4]
Japanese crisis; critical situation; emergency; pinch; (female given name) Kiki



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Mandarin fēng bào / feng1 bao4
Taiwan feng pao
Chinese storm; violent commotion; fig. crisis (e.g. revolution, uprising, financial crisis etc)



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Mandarin jīn róng wēi jī / jin1 rong2 wei1 ji1
Taiwan chin jung wei chi
Japanese kinyuukiki / kinyukiki / きんゆうきき
Chinese financial crisis
Japanese financial crisis

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Mandarin xx / xx5
Taiwan xx
Japanese touge / toge / とうげ
Chinese (Japanese kokuji) mountain pass; (fig.) crisis point; pr. tōge
Japanese (n,n-suf) ridge; (mountain) pass; difficult part; (surname) Dougesaki; (surname) Tooge; (place-name, surname) Touge; (personal name) Tawatou; (personal name) Tawa; (surname) Taoge; (surname) Tao; (surname) Tauge

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Mandarin/ ji2
Taiwan chi
Japanese kyuu / kyu / きゅう
Chinese urgent; pressing; rapid; hurried; worried; to make (sb) anxious
Japanese (adjectival noun) (1) sudden; abrupt; unexpected; (2) urgent; pressing; (3) steep; sharp; precipitous; (4) rapid; swift; fast; (5) emergency; crisis; danger; (6) urgency; hurrying; haste; (7) (See 序破急) (in gagaku or noh) end of a song
Haste, urgency; promptly.

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Mandarin zài / zai4
Taiwan tsai
Japanese kon / こん    koto / こと
Chinese matter; affair
Japanese (out-dated kanji) (1) (kana only) thing; matter; (2) (kana only) incident; occurrence; event; something serious; trouble; crisis; (3) (kana only) circumstances; situation; state of affairs; (4) (kana only) work; business; affair; (5) (kana only) after an inflectable word, creates a noun phrase indicating something the speaker does not feel close to; (suffix noun) (6) (kana only) nominalizing suffix; (7) (kana only) pretending to ...; playing make-believe ...; (n,n-suf) (8) (kana only) alias; aka; nickname; alternative name; also known as


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Japanese sendo / せんど Japanese crisis in a battle; death; (place-name) Sendo


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Japanese bunri / ぶんり Japanese (noun - becomes adjective with の) crisis (in an illness)


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Japanese shodou / shodo / しょどう Japanese (1) initial response (e.g. to a crisis); action in the earliest stages; (2) initial shock (e.g. of earthquake); preliminary tremor


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Mandarin wēi jú / wei1 ju2
Taiwan wei chü
Japanese kikyoku / ききょく
Chinese perilous situation
Japanese crisis


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Mandarin wēi jí / wei1 ji2
Taiwan wei chi
Japanese kikyuu / kikyu / ききゅう
Chinese critical; desperate (situation)
Japanese (1) emergency; crisis; imminent danger; (2) (obsolete) (See 絶滅危惧) vulnerable (1994 IUCN Red List category)


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Japanese kikyoku / ききょく Japanese crisis; grave danger; serious depression


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Japanese kokunan / こくなん Japanese national crisis; national disaster


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Mandarin dà shì / da4 shi4
Taiwan ta shih
Japanese daiji / だいじ
Chinese major event; major political event (war or change of regime); major social event (wedding or funeral); (do something) in a big way; CL:件[jian4],樁|桩[zhuang1]
Japanese (adjectival noun) (1) important; serious; crucial; (2) valuable; precious; (3) (See 大事・おおごと) serious matter; major incident; matter of grave concern; crisis; (4) great undertaking; great enterprise; great thing; (adjectival noun) (5) (See だいじょうぶ・1) safe (Tochigi dialect); OK
(因緣) For the sake of a great cause, or because of a great matter―the Buddha appeared, i.e. for changing illusion into enlightenment. The Lotus interprets it as enlightenment; the Nirvana as the Buddha-nature; the 無量壽經 as the joy of Paradise.


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Mandarin gēng zǐ / geng1 zi3
Taiwan keng tzu
Japanese yasuko / やすこ    koushi / koshi / こうし    kane / かね    kanae / かなえ
Chinese thirty-seventh year G1 of the 60 year cycle, e.g. 1960 or 2020; cf 庚子國變|庚子国变, the crisis year of 1900 involving the Boxer uprising and the eight-nation military invasion
Japanese (female given name) Yasuko; (given name) Koushi; (personal name) Kane; (given name) Kanae



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Mandarin jí nàn / ji2 nan4
Taiwan chi nan
Japanese kyuunan / kyunan / きゅうなん
Chinese misfortune; crisis; grave danger; critical situation; disaster; emergency; to be zealous in helping others out of a predicament
Japanese sudden or unexpected disaster



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Mandarin huǎn jiě / huan3 jie3
Taiwan huan chieh
Japanese kankai / かんかい
Chinese to bring relief; to alleviate (a crisis); to dull (a pain)
Japanese (noun/participle) (med) remission; cure; improvement; relief (of pain, symptoms, etc.)


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Japanese nozomu / のぞむ Japanese (v5m,vi) (1) to look out on; to overlook; to front onto; (2) to face (a situation, crisis, etc.); to meet (e.g. death); to be confronted by; (3) to deal with (an issue); (4) to attend (e.g. a function); to appear (e.g. in court); to be present at; to take part in


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Mandarin kǔ jìng / ku3 jing4
Taiwan k`u ching / ku ching
Japanese kukyou / kukyo / くきょう
Chinese grievance; dire straits
Japanese trouble; crisis; predicament; squeeze; pinch



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Mandarin kǔ kuàng / ku3 kuang4
Taiwan k`u k`uang / ku kuang
Japanese kukyou / kukyo / くきょう
Chinese wretched state; miserable plight
Japanese trouble; crisis; predicament; squeeze; pinch


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Mandarin bī pò / bi1 po4
Taiwan pi p`o / pi po
Japanese hippaku / ひっぱく
Chinese to force; to compel; to coerce
Japanese (noun/participle) (1) stringency (financial); (monetary) tightness; (2) impending (dangers); pressing (crisis)
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition



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Mandarin yùn niàng / yun4 niang4
Taiwan yün niang
Chinese (of alcohol) to ferment; (of a crisis) to be brewing; to mull over (an issue); to hold exploratory discussions



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Mandarin nán guān / nan2 guan1
Taiwan nan kuan
Chinese difficulty; crisis



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Mandarin fēng bō / feng1 bo1
Taiwan feng po
Japanese fuuha / fuha / ふうは
Chinese disturbance; crisis; disputes; restlessness; CL:場|场[chang2]
Japanese wind and waves; rough seas; storm; dispute; quarrel; trouble; (female given name) Fuuha; (female given name) Kanami


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Japanese hippaku / ひっぱく Japanese (noun/participle) (1) stringency (financial); (monetary) tightness; (2) impending (dangers); pressing (crisis)


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Japanese pinchi / ピンチ Japanese (1) crisis (eng: pinch); tough spot; predicament; pinch; (2) clothespin; (personal name) Pinch


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Japanese wakeme / わけめ Japanese dividing line; parting (of the hair); partition; crisis


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Japanese kikikan / ききかん Japanese sense of impending crisis; sense of danger


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Japanese kajidoro / かじどろ Japanese (1) (abbreviation) (See 火事場泥棒・1) looter; thief at the scene of a fire; (2) someone who takes advantage of a crisis to commit a crime


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Japanese hijouji / hijoji / ひじょうじ Japanese (time of) emergency; crisis


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Japanese gerupin / ゲルピン Japanese (abbreviation) money-shortage crisis (ger: Geld, eng: pinch)


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Japanese sekaikyoukou / sekaikyoko / せかいきょうこう Japanese (See 世界大恐慌) worldwide financial crisis; global depression



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Mandarin xìn yòng wēi jī / xin4 yong4 wei1 ji1
Taiwan hsin yung wei chi
Japanese shinyoukiki / shinyokiki / しんようきき
Chinese credit crisis
Japanese credit crunch



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Mandarin xìn dài wēi jī / xin4 dai4 wei1 ji1
Taiwan hsin tai wei chi
Chinese credit crisis; see also 次貸危機|次贷危机[ci4 dai4 wei1 ji1]



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Mandarin dào xuán zhī wēi / dao4 xuan2 zhi1 wei1
Taiwan tao hsüan chih wei
Chinese lit. the crisis of being hanged upside down (idiom); fig. extremely critical situation; dire straits



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Mandarin dào xuán zhī jí / dao4 xuan2 zhi1 ji2
Taiwan tao hsüan chih chi
Chinese lit. the crisis of being hanged upside down (idiom); fig. extremely critical situation; dire straits



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Mandarin lì wǎn kuáng lán / li4 wan3 kuang2 lan2
Taiwan li wan k`uang lan / li wan kuang lan
Chinese to pull strongly against a crazy tide (idiom); fig. to try hard to save a desperate crisis


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Mandarin wēi zài dàn xī / wei1 zai4 dan4 xi1
Taiwan wei tsai tan hsi
Chinese in imminent peril (idiom); on the brink of crisis


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Japanese kikyuusonbou / kikyusonbo / ききゅうそんぼう Japanese (yoji) life-and-death matter; an emergency or crisis where survival is threatened


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Japanese kikikaihi / ききかいひ Japanese crisis prevention; crisis avoidance


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Japanese kikishingaku / ききしんがく Japanese (See 弁証法神学) crisis theology


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Japanese kikitoppa / ききとっぱ Japanese crisis relief


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Japanese kikikanri / ききかんり Japanese (noun - becomes adjective with の) crisis management


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Japanese genpatsukiki / げんぱつきき Japanese nuclear crisis; nuclear power-plant crisis


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Japanese kokkasonbou / kokkasonbo / こっかそんぼう Japanese (yoji) the fate of a nation; life-or-death (situation) for a nation; national crisis



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Mandarin wài jiāo fēng bō / wai4 jiao1 feng1 bo1
Taiwan wai chiao feng po
Chinese diplomatic crisis


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Japanese taishouseihen / taishosehen / たいしょうせいへん Japanese Taishō Political Crisis (1913); Taisho Political Crisis


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Japanese koutenhannou / kotenhanno / こうてんはんのう Japanese healing crisis; cleansing reaction; reaction during the elimination of toxins after antibiotic, etc. treatment


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Japanese anteikyoukou / antekyoko / あんていきょうこう Japanese stabilization crisis; stabilisation crisis



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Mandarin lǚ xiǎn rú yí / lu:3 xian3 ru2 yi2
Taiwan lü hsien ju i
Chinese lit. to make one's way through a dangerous pass as if walking on level ground (idiom); fig. to handle a crisis effortlessly


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Mandarin jí jí kě wēi / ji2 ji2 ke3 wei1
Taiwan chi chi k`o wei / chi chi ko wei
Chinese imminent danger (idiom); approaching a crisis



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Mandarin gēng zǐ guó biàn / geng1 zi3 guo2 bian4
Taiwan keng tzu kuo pien
Chinese the crisis year of 1900 involving the Boxer uprising and the eight nation military invasion



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Mandarin róng shì kǒng zǒng / rong2 shi4 kong3 zong3
Taiwan jung shih k`ung tsung / jung shih kung tsung
Chinese a time of military urgency; war crisis



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Mandarin wā ròu bǔ chuāng / wa1 rou4 bu3 chuang1
Taiwan wa jou pu ch`uang / wa jou pu chuang
Chinese to cut one's flesh to cover a sore (idiom); faced with a current crisis, to make it worse by a temporary expedient



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Mandarin bǎi tuō wēi jī / bai3 tuo1 wei1 ji1
Taiwan pai t`o wei chi / pai to wei chi
Chinese to break out of a crisis


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Japanese seijikiki / sejikiki / せいじきき Japanese political crisis


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Mandarin zhāo bù bǎo xī / zhao1 bu4 bao3 xi1
Taiwan chao pu pao hsi
Chinese at dawn, not sure of lasting to evening (idiom); precarious state; imminent crisis; living from hand to mouth



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Mandarin zhāo bù lǜ xī / zhao1 bu4 lu:4 xi1
Taiwan chao pu lü hsi
Chinese at dawn, not sure of lasting to evening (idiom); precarious state; imminent crisis; living from hand to mouth



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Mandarin shù shǒu wú cè / shu4 shou3 wu2 ce4
Taiwan shu shou wu ts`e / shu shou wu tse
Chinese lit. to have one's hands bound and be unable to do anything about it (idiom); fig. helpless in the face of a crisis


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Japanese keienjidai / keenjidai / けいえんじだい Japanese Keien period (between the end of the Russo-Japanese War and the Taisho Political Crisis, approx. 1905-1912 CE)



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Mandarin cì dài wēi jī / ci4 dai4 wei1 ji1
Taiwan tz`u tai wei chi / tzu tai wei chi
Chinese subprime mortgage crisis; abbr. for 次級房屋信貸危機|次级房屋信贷危机[ci4 ji2 fang2 wu1 xin4 dai4 wei1 ji1]


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Japanese kishoukiki / kishokiki / きしょうきき Japanese climate crisis



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Mandarin hún shuǐ mō yú / hun2 shui3 mo1 yu2
Taiwan hun shui mo yü
Chinese to fish in troubled water (idiom); to take advantage of a crisis for personal gain; also written 渾水摸魚|浑水摸鱼



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Mandarin hún shuǐ mō yú / hun2 shui3 mo1 yu2
Taiwan hun shui mo yü
Chinese to fish in troubled water (idiom); to take advantage of a crisis for personal gain


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Japanese wangankiki / わんがんきき Japanese Gulf War (1990); Persian Gulf crisis



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Mandarin shēng sǐ guān tóu / sheng1 si3 guan1 tou2
Taiwan sheng ssu kuan t`ou / sheng ssu kuan tou
Chinese the critical moment; life and death crisis


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Japanese sekiyukiki / せきゆきき Japanese oil crisis


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Japanese keizaikiki / kezaikiki / けいざいきき Japanese economic crisis



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Mandarin jīng jì wēi jī / jing1 ji4 wei1 ji1
Taiwan ching chi wei chi
Chinese economic crisis



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Mandarin néng yuán wēi jī / neng2 yuan2 wei1 ji1
Taiwan neng yüan wei chi
Chinese energy crisis



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Mandarin lín wēi shòu mìng / lin2 wei1 shou4 ming4
Taiwan lin wei shou ming
Chinese to sacrifice one's life in a crisis



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Mandarin tán xiào zì ruò / tan2 xiao4 zi4 ruo4
Taiwan t`an hsiao tzu jo / tan hsiao tzu jo
Chinese to talk and laugh as though nothing had happened; to remain cheerful (despite a crisis)


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Japanese zaiseikiki / zaisekiki / ざいせいきき Japanese economic crisis; financial crisis



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Mandarin huò bì wēi jī / huo4 bi4 wei1 ji1
Taiwan huo pi wei chi
Chinese monetary crisis



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Mandarin zhè cì wēi jī / zhe4 ci4 wei1 ji1
Taiwan che tz`u wei chi / che tzu wei chi
Chinese present crisis; current crisis


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Japanese kinyuukyoukou / kinyukyoko / きんゆうきょうこう Japanese financial panic; financial crisis



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Mandarin jīn róng fēng bào / jin1 rong2 feng1 bao4
Taiwan chin jung feng pao
Chinese banking crisis; storm in financial circles



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Mandarin jīn róng fēng bō / jin1 rong2 feng1 bo1
Taiwan chin jung feng po
Chinese financial crisis; banking crisis



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Mandarin jiān bù róng fà / jian1 bu4 rong2 fa4
Taiwan chien pu jung fa
Chinese (to escape danger etc) by a hair's breadth (idiom); in a critical state; on the brink of crisis; very close (to happening); Taiwan pr. [jian4 bu4 rong2 fa3]


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Japanese nanminkiki / なんみんきき Japanese refugee crisis



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Mandarin yún sàn fēng liú / yun2 san4 feng1 liu2
Taiwan yün san feng liu
Chinese lit. clouds scatter, wind flows (idiom); the crisis settles down; people disperse home; things return to normal


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Japanese denryokukiki / でんりょくきき Japanese power crisis



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Mandarin shùn shǒu qiān yáng / shun4 shou3 qian1 yang2
Taiwan shun shou ch`ien yang / shun shou chien yang
Chinese lit. to lead away a goat in passing (idiom); to steal something under cover of an emergency; to take advantage of a crisis for personal gain



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Mandarin fēng bō bù duàn / feng1 bo1 bu4 duan4
Taiwan feng po pu tuan
Chinese constantly in turmoil; crisis after crisis


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Japanese shokuryoukiki / shokuryokiki / しょくりょうきき Japanese food crisis; food-supply crisis


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Japanese kuraishisu / クライシス Japanese crisis


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Japanese suezudouran / suezudoran / スエズどうらん Japanese Suez Crisis (1956)


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Japanese noirooze / ノイローゼ Japanese neurosis (ger: Neurose); nervous breakdown; mental problem; identity crisis; obsession


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Japanese chuunenshoukougun / chunenshokogun / ちゅうねんしょうこうぐん Japanese mid-life crisis



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Mandarin bā èr sān pào zhàn / ba1 er4 san1 pao4 zhan4
Taiwan pa erh san p`ao chan / pa erh san pao chan
Chinese bombardment of Kinmen by PRC forces that started August 23rd 1958, also called second Taiwan strait crisis


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Japanese kikikanrishitsu / ききかんりしつ Japanese situation room; crisis management office


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Japanese seijitekikiki / sejitekikiki / せいじてききき Japanese political crisis


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Japanese kajibadorobou / kajibadorobo / かじばどろぼう Japanese (1) looter; thief at the scene of a fire; (2) someone who takes advantage of a crisis to commit a crime



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Mandarin bìng jí luàn tóu yī / bing4 ji2 luan4 tou2 yi1
Taiwan ping chi luan t`ou i / ping chi luan tou i
Chinese lit. to turn to any doctor one can find when critically ill (idiom); fig. to try anyone or anything in a crisis



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Mandarin wěn zuò diào yú tái / wen3 zuo4 diao4 yu2 tai2
Taiwan wen tso tiao yü t`ai / wen tso tiao yü tai
Chinese lit. sitting at ease in a fishing boat despite storms (idiom); to stay calm during tense situation; a cool head in a crisis


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Japanese kyuubakiki / kyubakiki / キューバきき Japanese Cuban Missile Crisis (1962)


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Japanese morokkojiken / モロッコじけん Japanese Moroccan Crisis (1905, 1911)


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Japanese sekaikinyuukiki / sekaikinyukiki / せかいきんゆうきき Japanese world financial crisis (2007-); global financial crisis; GFC


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Japanese kikyuusonbounotoki / kikyusonbonotoki / ききゅうそんぼうのとき Japanese crisis; critical moment; critical time


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Japanese kikyuusonbounotoki / kikyusonbonotoki / ききゅうそんぼうのとき Japanese crisis; critical moment; critical time


This page contains 100 results for "crisis" in Chinese and/or Japanese.

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Apparently, we were the first ones who were crazy enough to think that western people might want a combined Chinese, Japanese, and Buddhist dictionary.

A lot of westerners can't tell the difference between Chinese and Japanese - and there is a reason for that. Chinese characters and even whole words were borrowed by Japan from the Chinese language in the 5th century. Much of the time, if a word or character is used in both languages, it will have the same or a similar meaning. However, this is not always true. Language evolves, and meanings independently change in each language.

Example: The Chinese character 湯 for soup (hot water) has come to mean bath (hot water) in Japanese. They have the same root meaning of "hot water", but a 湯屋 sign on a bathhouse in Japan would lead a Chinese person to think it was a "soup house" or a place to get a bowl of soup. See this: Soup or Bath

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